Dining table size guide

The dining table is the setting for all kinds of important social events, from family dinners to drinks or games with friends. As a result not any old piece of furniture will do. It is better to invest in a beautiful product that will combine function and aesthetics. HF Furniture can help you to find the perfect piece for you. Our handmade dining tables are stunning and we can design a bespoke item for any client.

Handmade dining tablesThe most common question we get about tables is what size to go for. Every client and property is different. Therefore it is important to take the time to get the right size. Rushing in and getting a standard piece can cause lots of problems, including making it sit poorly in the room.


The first thing to think about is the shape. This will have an impact on the size that you need. It is better to get a rectangular or oval table for a long rectangle room. On the other hand round tables can be better in curved rooms.

Room Size

As well as the table you also need to think about how much space you need around it. Ideally people will be able to slide their chairs out, get up and move without disturbing everybody else. Try to leave around 100cm between the table edge and the wall. Make sure you also consider the surroundings, including any other pieces of furniture or doors.

Table Size

A good starting point is to think about how many people you need to seat. As a basic aim, try to give everybody 60cm of table space. You can increase this to 80cm if you want to allow extra elbow room. Finally, leave 30cm or so at the end of rectangular tables for people at the head and foot of the table.

Table Height

dining tableYou need the table to be high enough that people can comfortable sit without their lap touching it. Dining tables are usually around 30 inches table. However you can increase this if you need more space. One thing to do is put the table on a pedestal. Another option is to look at handmade dining tables with bespoke heights.

At HF Furniture we ensure that clients don’t need to worry too much about whether their table will fit. Our handmade dining tables will be made to the perfect measurements. We offer a very wide selection of shapes and styles and can add different elements such as a choice of base and leg. With sizes from 6 – 16 feet, we help you choose the perfect table.

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